Nation Business Center – Geneva

Type of building:
Administration building
Swissville Commerce AG c/o Swiss Life AG
Rue du Pré-de-la-Bichette 1, Geneva
Year (s) of the works:
2013 - 2014

Presentation of the building

At the entrance to Geneva, in the Nations district, this 12-story administrative building was built in 1983 by the firm Procter & Gamble. After 30 years of existence, the concrete structure of the building and its glazed facades needed a complete renovation in order to meet the current standards and to offer more comfort to the future users.

The Swissville company, which acquired the building with the intention of turning it into a modern administrative building, set up a complete and heavy renovation program where only the concrete skeleton of the building was maintained.
The works started in 2012, began with several months of dismantling the walls, false floor, ceilings to allow the removal of asbestos The original facades completely obsolete from an energy point of view were replaced by new double skin glass facades with the latest generation techniques. The complete renovation of the building continued until 2014.

Emergency lighting concept

The emergency lighting concept implemented during these transformations is based on the use of a set of more than 370 emergency luminaires and autonomous beacons as well as on the adaptation of 90 light points of the main contractor so that they are backed up in case of a power failure.
All the luminaires installed during this renovation phase are LED technology luminaires. This choice allowed us to offer long life and low power consumption luminaires in line with the environmental concerns that prevailed in this renovation program.

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